狐假虎威

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Chinese[edit]

fox
 
vacation; fake; false; artificial; to borrow; if; suppose
tiger power; might; prestige
trad. (狐假虎威)
simp. #(狐假虎威)
Literally: “the fox exploits the tiger's might”.

Etymology[edit]

From a fable in Zhan Guo Ce.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

狐假虎威

  1. (figuratively, derogatory) to use powerful connections to intimidate people